Ohio State Men's Basketball Gameday Jan. 18, 2020
Opponent Penn State (12-5, 2-4 B1G)
Site Bryce Jordan Center (15,261)
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Talent Mike Couzens (Play-By-Play)
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Off the Bench
Kaleb Wesson Welcomed to Exclusive Club
Ohio State junior Kaleb Wesson has entered both the 1,000 career point and 500 career rebound club with 1,038 points and 533 boards. Wesson became the 29th Buckeye all-time with both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
The Ohio State vs. Nebraska Series
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Nebraska 16-4. The Buckeyes are 8-1 in Columbus and 6-2 in Lincoln. The teams have met three times on a neutral court with Ohio State owning a 2-1 record in those games. Ohio State is 9-1 vs. Nebraska when ranked among the Associated Press Top 25. The Buckeyes have won six of the last games in the series. Andre Wesson has faced the Cornhuskers four times, most on the Ohio State roster. He averages 3.3 points in the series. Kaleb Wesson averages 9.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in two career meetings. Luther Muhammad recorded his career high with 24 points in his only meeting with Nebraska a year ago. He also grabbed six rebounds.
The Cornhuskers enter the game with the Buckeyes with a 7-9 record and an 0-4 record in true road games. Nebraska is 2-3 in Big Ten Conference play. League wins have come at home vs. Purdue and Iowa. Northwestern, Indiana and Rutgers won home games vs. the Huskers. Nebraska is led by senior guard Haanif Cheatham’s 13.1 points per game. Sophomore guard Cam Mack adds 12.7 ppg. ahead of junior guard Dachon Burke Jr.’s 11.9 ppg. The Huskers rebound by committee with seven players averaging between 4.0 and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Ohio State vs. The Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 827-734 against current league members. Chris Holtmann faced six league opponents during his six years as a head coach prior to taking over for the Buckeyes in 2017-18. He entered his first year of Big Ten competition with a 4-5 record vs. conference foes. He is 29-28 vs. conference opponents in nine years as a head coach.